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  • Bloody British History Cambridgeby David Barrowclough

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Grave of the deadly nun! The amazing true story of Aethelthryth, Fenland princess; death to students! The weird origins of the university; a plague on both your parishes! Black death in Cambridge's streets; off with his head: the bizarre true story of Oliver Cromwell's travelling skull; the fifth man: the truth about the Cambridge five, Soviet spies... more...

  • Great War Britain Sheffieldby Tim Lynch

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Sheffield offers an intimate portrayal of the town and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, Great War Sheffield recounts the tale of a boy scout... more...

  • Merchant Marine Survivors of World War IIby Michael Gillen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    World War II could not have been fought and won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation's ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine is often considered the "fourth arm of defense" in wartime. As such, it provided vital logistical support for beachheads in all theaters of... more...

  • ?Flüchtling zu sein, ist (k)eine Weltanschauung?? Die politische Integration von Westdeutschen und Vertriebenen und der BHE in Nordrhein-Westfalen 1945-1955by Arno Barth

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 31.76

    ?Auf der Rückseite [unserer Fahne] aber ist um einen Eichbaum herum der Wahlspruch geschrieben, der unsere Losung bleiben soll: Ost und West ? In Treue fest? Das zitierte Credo des masurischen Gelsenkirchener Pfarrers, Otto Mückeley, kann als repräsentativ für die große Emphase zwischen West- und Ostdeutschen gelten, die in den Abstimmungskämpfen... more...

  • Real War vs. Reel Warby Suzanne Broderick

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this book, World War II veterans compare their wartime experiences?as soldiers, pilots, ?code talkers,? and prisoners of war?to on-screen portrayals of the war in Hollywood films. In addition, two women?real life ?Rosie the Riveters??compare depictions of women and the home front at wartime with their experiences. more...

  • Advances and Challenges in Political Transitionsby Robert D. Lamb; Johanna Mendelson Forman

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 44.99

    This report, published on the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Office of Transition Initiatives at the US Agency for International Development, considers what today?s complexities imply for how conflicts and transition work might evolve in the future. more...

  • Der Kalte Kriegby Alexander Emmerich

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 33.17

    Erstmals aus deutscher Perspektive Der nukleare Erstschlag war jahrzehntelang der Alptraum der Menschheit ? und beängstigend real. Vor allem in den kritischen Wochen des Jahres 1962 stand die Zukunft der Welt auf Messers Schneide. Die USA und Russland lagerten bald genug Atomwaffen für die Ausrottung der Menschheit. In dem bebilderten Überblick schildert... more...

  • One For Every Sleeperby Jeffery English

    Robert Hale 2015; US$ 7.28

    First written in note form on stolen lavatory-paper, this is the harrowing eyewitness account of 400 British prisoners of war put to work on the Burma to Siam railway. Jeffery English was a major in the 'N' Corps Signals Regiment when he and his men were captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore. The author was among 3,000 men of H Force who... more...

  • America and World War Iby Mark D. Van Ells

    Interlink Publishing 2015; US$ 19.00

    It has now been a century since World War I began, but America?s role in this colossal struggle has been largely forgotten on both sides of the Atlantic. Historian and travel writer Mark D. Van Ells aims to change that. America and World War I follows in the footsteps of the Doughboy—as the U.S. soldier of the Great War was known—from the training... more...

  • Proudly We Servedby Mary Pat Kelly

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Few Americans know the history-changing story of the USS Mason, a World War II warship manned by an African-American crew that served as a role model for the integration of U.S. Navy ships. At a time when most blacks in the Navy were relegated to mess duties, the crew of the USS Mason escorted six convoys across the perilous North Atlantic, from... more...